We all know that sustainable farming tends to be better for the environment than industrial agriculture, but just how pronounced is the difference between the two farming methods? Can they make a radical difference in the health of the earth, water, and even the people of the farm communities?
According to this new infographic from The Christensen Fund, the answer is a resounding yes. These different types of agriculture can have incredibly varied and far-reaching impacts on the earth. They affect the soil, the sky, and everything in between, and they even alter the welfare of the people in the community around the farm.
As you might guess, the more natural approach of agroecology is much more beneficial to the land and people (yet can still sometimes triple crop yields), while industrial agriculture tends to harm its surroundings, hurt biodiversity, and even contribute to climate change.
Check out the fascinating infographic below, and you’ll be well-prepared the next time someone asks you if sustainable agroecology is worth supporting!
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